All Nippon Airways’ Mileage Club program is offering a status match promotion specifically targeting those in North America, which could be a great way to earn Star Alliance Gold status.
All Nippon Airways’ status match promo
- This is valid for applications through September 28, 2022
- Matched status is valid through March 31, 2023
- Status with American AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, and Japan Airlines Mileage Bank is being matched
- You can be matched to Bronze or Platinum status in All Nippon Airways’ Mileage Club program
- You must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico, to participate
Below is a chart showing how status maps over between programs.
The process of requesting a status match is easy. You’ll first have to sign-up for ANA Mileage Club, if you’re not yet a member. Then you’ll need to complete the status match application form (yes, oddly this is through Survey Monkey). You’ll have to include a copy of your 2021 or 2022 mileage statement summary or status membership card, showing your name, elite status, and status expiration.
What are the benefits of ANA Mileage Club status?
It’s a bit ironic that All Nippon Airways is offering a status match targeted at North American members at the moment, given that Japan remains off limits for tourists from North America.
You can read about the benefits of ANA Mileage Club Platinum status here, and read about the benefits of ANA Mileage Club Bronze status here. I’d say Platinum status is a lot more valuable than Bronze status, so I’d primarily consider this offer if eligible for the Platinum offer.
But even with Platinum status, the main perks you’re getting will be those associated with Star Alliance Gold status, which gets you privileges when traveling on any Star Alliance airline. Star Alliance Gold perks include the following when flying on a Star Alliance airline:
- Access to Star Alliance Gold lounges, even if you’re traveling domestically on United
- Priority check-in
- Priority baggage handling
- Priority boarding
- Extra baggage allowance
This certainly comes in handy when traveling on a Star Alliance airline. And for those who may be frequent United flyers, getting United Club access on domestic itineraries is potentially quite valuable.
Note that you don’t actually have to credit your miles to ANA Mileage Club to take advantage of Star Alliance Gold status perks, but rather just have to provide your membership number when checking in at a United Club. However, some agents may be a bit confused, and may take a while to process your check-in (and some may accidentally swap out the frequent flyer number on file).
All Nippon Airways Mileage Club is offering a lucrative status match promotion for those in North America who have status with American, Delta, or Japan Airlines. This is an easy way to earn Star Alliance Gold status, which could get you lounge access even on domestic itineraries within the United States.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this ANA status match?